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[–]wellwellwell 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (3 children)

wait, forgive my ignorance, but are you saying channels can be encrypted? To what extent?

[–]Broken-needles350 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (2 children)

with todays technology, you can employ some unique encryption. Being a linux user, i can use my manjaro laptop to send a data transmission at like 37.3 kbps :)

there are many ways to make communications private over the 11 meter cb radio band :)

[–]wellwellwell 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (1 child)

Fucking sick

Alright pretty sure I just went from heavily considering buying one to absolutely buying one with that. How many people could speak on an encrypted channel at once? Assuming location is generally close. I'm not talking like a massive group here, but more like a 5 person conference.

[–]Broken-needles350 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

yea, its pretty cool :) the method i used as an example uses minimodem which is a linux command line application. like cb radio, minimodem is simplex.

this would have to be done as a professional cb radio net, otherwise people would likely be keying over eachother and transmitting data at the same time, and minimodem would just receive it as a jumbled mess.

another data method is SSTV, mainly used by ham radio operators, it can be used on cb radio too. with slow scan tv, a cb radio operator could send a picture to another cb'er.

minimodem would be the preferred method of comm encryption, in any shtf/martial law or other possible scenario requiring privacy. a group of 5 could successfully share audio encrypted information with the help of a net operator :)